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argued for granting russia pntr, which has until now been prevented by what is known as the jackson-vanik amendment, focus on the supposedly bilateral trade benefits. the issue that concerns me and many members is not trade but human rights. advocates of repeal say that the jackson-vanik amendment is outdated and is purely symbolic and therefore should be disregarded. but in the ira of human rights, madam speaker, symbols can have a very great importance. over the years jackson-vanik has become a sign of the continuing u.s. commitment to human rights in russia and elsewhere. repealing the amendment could very well be interpreted as an indication that our commitment is now weakening. this would be a terrible signal to send at a time when putin is in the process of imposing ever tighter restrictions on all opposition to his regime, especially democratic activists and any others who dare to defy the authorities. i also oppose granting russia aren't -- pntr at this time because it is but one more concession by the united states in pursuit of the president's failed reset of relations wit
times, your hometown paper. jesse jackson jr. is holding talks. folks hinted over this. this is over his alleged misuse of campaign funds. he easily won re-election on tuesday night with 64% of the vote even though he's undergoing treatment. >> front page news. >> it's a big deal. he is undergoing treatment at mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. >> and there is a whole deal with blagojevich and that scandal. >>> "the new york daily news" has a forry about an effort to make puerto rico the 51st state. puerto rican voters approved a nonbinding referendum to change the island status from u.s. territory to a state. in one ballot question, 61% said they wanted to achieve statehood. then another question, 46% said they prefer to remain a commonwealth. so since it's a majority there, congress actually gets to decide what happens next here. but it's interesting that the people, the younger people are speaking up for statehood now. >> it is the younger people? >> a huge, huge number of young people would like to see it become a state. >> all right. you want to find out more about this, an expanded
for michael jackson's older brother jermaine. he filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun, jackson, which is he is right now, would only say the change was for artistic reasons. >>> and this internet video documents a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. they planted a small camera inside the bride's bouquet. it captured candid moments that might have been lost with bigger in-your-face video gear. very sweet. >>> and fans of nbc's "parks and recreation" are excited about a cameo by vice president joe biden, it is scheduled november 15th. amy polar's character says her ideal man has the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather. in connecticut for us. al, good morning. >> reporter: can't wait to check that out. thanks so much. again, we are in danbury, connecticut. let's take a look. our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut. another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd, morning rain and snow showers giving way to partly cloudy skies, 44 degrees as we
. a brighter future for michael jackson's older brother tuesday, who filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun. he would only say that the change was for ar cystic reasons, and a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. it captured moment that may have been momented with bigger in your face camera gear. and "parks and recreation" is excited about a cameo appearance of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather, he is in connecticut for us, al, good morning. >> can't wait to check that out. we're in connecticut, our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut, another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd rain and snow showers giving way to rain and snow showers. there is the remnants of that nor'easter pulling away finally. another big storm coming into the northwest, it could be bringing blizzard conditions to parts of montana and the dakotas as well. sunny skies in flor >>> 8:05 on a thursday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. skies turning dark over san jose. got an ar
and rec." >> jermaine jackson, brother of michael is filing a motion, petition with the judge to change his last name to jacksun. >> what? >> why? he wants to change it for artistic reasons. according to tmz. he doesn't give further details. the request not yet approved by a judge. a hearing scheduled. apparently have to go through a litany of -- of, like certain requirements, in order for this to become official. keep in mind he does have a child named jermajesty. >> i'd look to file a petition for germajermaine to change his. tired of him looking like one of the five heart beats. any way. moving on. rihanna has a new album on november 19th. on this album is a a duet with chris brown. the ex-boyfriend. we know the back story. the song "nobody's business." on the song, she sings, i want to be your baby, you will always be my baby. sing it to the world. baby give me some. i'm going to be your girl. and it ain't nobody's business. take a look as we go to break. ♪ it ain't nobody's business ♪ it ain't nobody's business what's today's dare? erase the damage of 100 blow drys with daily m
's not believed to be politically motivated. >>> germane jackson changing his last name, but just the spelling. he's trading the o in jackson for a u. apparently for artistic reasons. this is the same guy who named his son jermajesty. steve. >> steve: you spell it carefully. minutes before the top of the hour, president obama made history this past tuesday not only by winning his second term, but also because he was reelected with the highest unemployment rate since frank line dell know roosevelt. we know that a lot of people have jobs and that's why cheryl casone joins us with the top five companies, hiring this week. let's start with take me to the skies. let's go to boeing. >> let's talk about boeing. they're actually cutting back and reorganizing on the defense side. but the commercial aircraft side is doing really well. that's where the jobs are right now. they've got 500 positions that are open right now. 12,000 total for the year. they got the big dream liner coming out. here are some of the positions. cyber security, engineers, and intelligence officers, finance. they're hiring in washingt
's ridiculous. >>> jesse jackson jr. is holding plea deal talks with the feds over his alleged misuse of campaign funds. 's easily won row election even though he reportedly is undergoing treatment still at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder and depression. spokesman for the congressman is refusing to comment. >>> pharmacy board has been fired and the board's attorney is now on administrative leave. massachusetts health officials say they ignored a complaint that was made in july that necc was sending bulk shipments to colorado which reportedly violates its colorado and massachusetts licenses. >>> 8-year-old girl from utah has become a viral video star thanks to footage of her just tearing it up with the youth football league team. sam gordon, wearing number 60. can't miss her, because she's awesome! look at her go. played soccer in the past but is a big fan of brigham and young football team and decided to give football a try this year. bringingham & young, keep your eye on her. she is good. >> i didn't realize there were coed football teams for young kids. is that typical? >> i do
is the first president since andrew jackson to be reelected with a smaller share of the popular vote. >> something you were saying about reality -- we saw the october surprise, super storm sandy, natomas is spending the campaign, but also the -- not only suspending the campaign, but also the bloomberg endorsement. many were looking over the right shoulder in terror -- if you acknowledge that climate is a real -- yesterday, for the five members of congress went to defeat. because they were targeted for taking anti-science positions in independent districts. is the as starting to melt them apart in the republican party on climate science? is there an opening for the president and the administration to move more boldly? >> it is sandy a turning point in this discussion or not? >> the whole discussion of climate change has become so polarized that i think, if we can address some of our economic challenges, some of our immigration challenges, there are a whole host of things on the priority list to overcome all that. right now, it has become so divisive that i will look for any immediate
, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. >>> and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. >>> just a week after getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachu
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